Interested in a job at the zoo?

Here at the Lake Superior Zoo, we believe in treating all life with dignity, compassion and respect. As a team, we honor integrity, responsibility and commitment. We are strongly dedicated to our mission of facilitating understanding between people and the Earth and conserving the environment. Our actions embody these concepts so that we may cultivate positive change in the world.

Current Job Openings:

Guest Experience Representative

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Download the application for employment here.
Send cover letter, resume, list of three references, and completed employment application to:

Samantha Halligan
Director of Guest Experience

Preschool Teacher (Full time)

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Application deadline: Open until filled
Download the application for employment here.
Send cover letter, resume, list of three references, and completed employment application to:

Leah Budnik
Preschool Director

Internship Program

Are you a college student looking for experience in captive husbandry management or education?

The goal of the Lake Superior Zoo Student Internship Program is to provide pre-professional, on-site experience for students interested in captive husbandry management or environmental education.

Animal Care Internship

Animal care interns will assist animal care staff in a variety of tasks including basic husbandry and cleaning, diet preparation, enrichment, and keeper chats.

Animal Care Intern Position Description
Animal Care Intern Application

Education Internship

Education interns will assist educators in teaching about wildlife and conservation through on-site and off-site presentations featuring live animals and animal artifacts.

Education Intern Position Description
Education Intern Application

Marketing Internship

Marketing interns will assist the marketing department in a variety of tasks including promotional activities, graphic design, social media, photography, and content creation.

Marketing Intern Position Description
Contact Haley Cope at hcope@lszoo.org for an application.

Veterinary Technician Internship

Veterinary technician interns will assist veterinary staff in the medical care of zoo animals through hands-on practice of learned veterinary technician skills.

Veterinary Technician Intern Position Description
Veterinary Technician Intern Application

Application Requirements

• Cover letter
• Resume (education, previous employment/experience)
• (1) Letter of reference
• Complete internship application

Your application is not complete until all four items are received.

Deadlines for Application

Session DatesDeadlines
Summer Session: Mid-May through August (all internships)March 15
Fall Session: Mid-September through December (animal care & vet tech only)August 15
Spring Session: Mid-January through April (all internships)December 1

Applications will be received and reviewed until positions are filled.
For more information, contact:
Animal Care Internship – Emily Perala, Lead Zookeeper • Phone: 218.730.4500 x104 • eperala@lszoo.org
Education Internship – Sarah Wilcox, Education Director • Phone: 218.730.4500 x214 • swilcox@lszoo.org
Vet Tech Internship – Amy Gallagher, CVT • Phone: 218.730.4500 x101 • agallagher@lszoo.org